Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Consulate Appointment

Okay, here's a confession...I badgered my husband.  Really, I tried NOT to do it.  BUT in the famous words of my paternal parent, "I already asked forgiveness.  Don't bring it up again!"

The question was leave July 28 or so


Leave August 18 after third crop (of hay) and giving him a bit of time to finish the parlor, get it up and running, and then ditch it all to wander around in China with five kids and a crazy woman.  

Now there are a bunch of variables that play in here but when it came right down to it I just didn't think I could stand to wait A MONTH to get Emily.  I've wanted her home since February or so which means I've been waiting for almost SIX MONTHS!    

Frankly, I'm certain that those God wants to learn patience are very high on the list of those He chooses to become adoptive parents.   

Anyway, my brilliant and unknowingly devious husband questioned whether going so soon was going to stress me out.  Victory with a twist!

I won but any stress in timing is solely my responsibility...until we arrive with four extra sets of eyes, ears, noses, etc who are whining and complaining en mass because their dad insisted this would be a good idea.  

We have a consulate appointment August 8!

Departure on or around July 28!  

Much prayer would be appreciated.    


  1. Wahoo! What Good News. Prayers are already being said.

  2. I'm so happy! Less than 10 days. And what a sweet husband you have!

  3. Yiiippppeeeee!! Happy packing! I can not wait to see that little girl in your arms. Praying for safe travels, smooth transition for all and health! I am beyond excited for you.

  4. YEA!!! So exciting! What a sweet hubby you have. Praying for your girl and her new family.

  5. I am so excited for your family! I'm sure there will be stress, but this is going to be a trip that will never be forgotten!

  6. Wow, I am so excited for you!!!! Can't WAIT to see pictures...have a simply fantastic trip (and try not to stress out about it, lol!!!).